Mengku Tea Factory (dragon tea house)

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Getting this one out to try tonight. Seems to be a nice little cake. The leaf in this one when breaking of the cake are really small, almost tiny compared to most of what I drink.
I got about 10 grams off the cake and tossed it in the gaiwan. I gave it a rinse and opened it up just to inhale a bit of the steam. The steam came across as almost a steamed snow pea aroma. I let it sit for about 15 minutes before brewing.
I started with 5 second brews on this one. The color comes out golden meaning it has aged a bit. The aroma is a bit hard to pin down on the brew. Tasting it A bit tart with maybe a whisper of bitter and smoke in the background. That quickly fades out and goes slightly sweet. It has some of the tobacco in there as well. For a second or so I thought this may be a bit thin but it comes in subtle at first and washes across the tongue. I will not say oily but thickening as the sip lingers in the mouth. I would almost say a bit of grape skin in there somewhere. I thought this might have been a bit delicate but it is much stronger than that. There is aso a bit of pepper in there as well as the sip fades.

Flavors: Bitter, Grapes, Peas, Smoke, Sweet, Tobacco

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 10 g 3 OZ / 88 ML

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This is a cheap mengku tea brick. It has the typical mengku taste, but with some bitterness (very low).

Is a good inexpensive every drinker.

Flavors: Dark Bittersweet, Smooth

Boiling 1 min, 0 sec 5 g 150 OZ / 4436 ML

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